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  • Democrats plan Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 1

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democratic Central Committee will host their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 1 at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30.

    Keynote speakers will include John Gregg, Democrat candidate for governor and Joe Donnelly, 2nd District congressman and candidate for the U.S. Senate.

    Dinner tickets will be available at the door for $20 per person.

    Attendees should RSVP to Barb Spear at (812) 547-8992 by Sept. 23 for this limited-seating event.

  • Model A Club visits

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  • United Way Youth Day of Caring set for Nov. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 6.

    Junior- and senior-high-school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H groups and other organizations are invited to assist local nonprofit organizations in the community. Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, weeding flower beds, raking leaves and helping those in need.

  • County tax sale nets $75,000+

    PERRY COUNTY – County Auditor Connie Berger and County Treasurer Judy Pund conducted the county’s annual delinquent-property tax sale Thursday. Such a sale is required to be held in each Indiana county for properties where an owner of real estate fails to pay the property taxes from the prior year’s first property tax bill installment.

  • Additional ‘bigs’ needed to mentor local ‘littles’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re struggling to find ‘bigs;’ we have a lot of ‘littles’ but no volunteers,” said Jaime Hess, director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters for Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Tell City’s year-long battle to demolish old hotel going to state appeals court

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals will have a role in deciding how soon a half-collapsed former hotel in Tell City is razed.

    Rebarr Restoration LLC has appealed a judgment order issued in July by Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet that ordered the company to demolish the former William Tell Hotel at the corner of Main and Washington streets.

  • United Way gearing up for campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with the money raised in coming months funding a variety of community benefits including emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Bruce Knox is this year’s campaign chairman and he said he is looking forward to sharing the story of United Way with individuals and groups. Knox has a long record of supporting United Way, both as a past board member and campaign organizer.

  • Forestry tour

     

  • Accent adding 40 jobs to Tell City center

    TELL CITY – Accent Marketing Services announced last week that it will add 40 jobs at its Tell City center. The company said it expects to complete the hiring process within the next two months, bringing the total employee count to 237.

    Accent officials said the new employees will support increased call volumes on behalf of a global teleservices provider. Newly hired specialists will provide customer care and technical support as well as provide information on the client’s wireless products and services.

  • Cannelton board approves contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A teachers contract two years in the making was approved by the Cannelton School Board Thursday.

    Joan Goble and several other teachers entered Schools Superintendent Al Chapman’s office, site of the meeting, to witness the board’s approval and express their appreciation.